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Performing Arts

 


Learn to Play Bagpipes – Beginner Class 

Instructor: Dan Wilson

Registration Now Open!

Start Date: January 5 - April 27, 2015

Day / Time: Mondays, 6pm - 7pm

Length of Class: 17 Classes / 1 Hr each Class

Class Fee: OCAF Members - $35
                   Non-Members - $40
Class Description: This class is designed for teaching the basics of playing the bagpipes.
Students will need to bring a Dunbar regular size, plastic practice chanter with a Walsh reed
and the bagpipe tutor by Seumas Macneil, commonly known as the “green book” to the first
class.  This will cost about $100.  The instructor will be more than glad to provide contacts for
suppliers for these supplies. DO NOT BUY BAGPIPES AT THIS TIME!  The practice chanter
is all that is needed to learn the various finger movements and tunes for playing the bagpipes.

Location: School Street Studio, Painting and Drawing Classroom

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Learn to Play Bagpipes – Intermediate Class A

Instructor: Dan Wilson

Registration Now Open!

Start Date: January 5 - April 27, 2015

Day / Time: Mondays, 7pm - 8pm

Length of Class: 17 Classes / 1 Hr each Class

Class Fee: OCAF Members - $35
                   Non-Members - $40

Class Description: This class is for students that have completed the Beginning Class or are able
to read music and are working on embellishments and basic tunes on the practice chanter.

Location: School Street Studio, Painting and Drawing Classroom

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Register Here for Bagpipes: Intermediate A




Learn to Play Bagpipes – Intermediate Class B

nstructor: Dan Wilson

Registration Now Open!

Start Date: January 5 - April 27, 2015

Day / Time: Mondays, 8pm - 9pm

Length of Class: 17 Classes / 1 Hr each Class

Class Fee: OCAF Members - $35
                   Non-Members - $40

Class Description: This class is for students that have completed the Beginning Class and
Intermediate Class A. Students know how to read music, have a knowledge of the embellishments,
are proficient with the basic tunes on the practive chanter, and are ready to play the bagpipes.

Location: School Street Studio, Painting and Drawing Classroom

Rregister3egister Here for Bagpipes: Intermediate B 

 

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Dan Wilson started playing bagpipes with the “D”
Company Buffalo City Guard Gordon Highlanders in
Buffalo, New York.  He played with the Virginia
Highlands Pipes and Drums in Roanoke, Virginia and
was Pipe Major of the Abingdon Highlanders Pipes and
Drums, a Grade V competition band in Abingdon, Virginia. 
He played five years with the North Atlanta Pipes and
Drums, a Grade V competition band that has placed first
in several highland game competitions including a first
place finish at the Stone Mountain Highland Games this
past fall.  Dan played the small pipes in the play
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, with the Athens
Town & Gown Players and plays the bagpipes for special
events in and around Athens.  Dan is Pipe Major of the
Thistle and Kudzu Pipes and Drums.